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Extended Audio Sample The Children of Green Knowe, by L. M. Boston Click for printable size audiobook cover
4.00033568311514 out of 54.00033568311514 out of 54.00033568311514 out of 54.00033568311514 out of 54.00033568311514 out of 5 4.00 (2,979 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: L. M. Boston Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Green Knowe Series Release Date:
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L. M. Boston’s thrilling and chilling tales of Green Knowe, a haunted manor deep in an overgrown garden in the English countryside, have been entertaining readers for half a century. There are three children: Toby, who rides the majestic horse Feste; his mischievous little sister, Linnet; and their brother, Alexander, who plays the flute. The children warmly welcome Tolly to Green Knowe … even though they’ve been dead for centuries. But that’s how everything is at Green Knowe. The ancient manor hides as many stories as it does dusty old rooms. And the master of the house is great-grandmother Oldknow, whose storytelling mixes present and past with the oldest magic in the world.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An uncommon tale…told with a gratifying blend of the eerie, the sinister, and the familiar.”

    New Yorker

  • “Magic, mystery and fun will bring listeners along for an entertaining ride, even if they may not always be sure where the ghosts begin and real-life leaves off.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This is a book…to own and read aloud and come back to over and over again. It is one of the best fantasies I have ever read.”

    Horn Book

  • “The world of Green Knowe offers a wondrous escape.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Hilary Clarke | 2/20/2014

    " Wish I found this when I was a child, would have adored it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Gwyn | 2/15/2014

    " I enjoyed the story, however it was such a calm and quaint story that I always felt like sleeping while I read. Also, if there were better connections with the stories from the past to the current story it would have held my attention better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jenny | 2/12/2014

    " This is a short but cute book. Tolly goes to live with his grandmother in an old castle where previous family members still walk the halls and grounds. Tolly wants more than anything to see Feste, a horse that used to live in the stables. He loves listening to Grandmother's stories about Linnet, Toby and Alexander. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Bricks | 2/11/2014

    " Too chirpy for my liking. "

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About the Author

Lucy Maria Boston (1892–1990) purchased a ramshackle manor house near Cambridge, England, in 1935, which over a period of two years she lovingly restored. It is this house that inspired her, at the age of sixty-two, to take pen in hand and create the beloved Green Knowe series.